“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8
This blog post I’m attempting to write about ‘christian decision-making’. This is something that has been in my thoughts for a long long time and has wearied me much to see the kind of decision making that runs in the church, without proper discernment and rational judgment. I just wanted to share my heart on this subject and I trust the Spirit to bring it out with clarity.
Whenever a decision has to be made, the first thing that needs to be done, of course, as we all know is ‘get down on our knees’!!! Whenever we bring a matter before God, it is amazing how he leads us!!! I’ve seen that many times in my life!!!
We have heard several preachers preach it- that God leads us always by Peace. But somehow when it comes to making decisions, we kinda tend to over-ride that, I feel!!!
When God leads, there will be PEACE in all corners!!! If there isn’t peace or if there is strife, anger and resentment as a result of the decision being made, it most definitely is NOT from God. Isaiah 55:12 says, “You will go out in joy and be led forth with Peace”. And the Lord Jesus is the only source of that Joy and Peace.
When you are praying before making a decision, be absolutely open to the Holy Spirit. I mean, we’ve got to completely let go of our desires and be willing to accept His direction. And again, have some trusted godly friends who can counsel you and help you discern wisely, in the right direction.
Proverbs 11:14 says, “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”
Also Proverbs 24:6 says, “Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers.”
I have read that some of the greatest men of God who were in the public lime light, had humble simple counselors, who sincerely prayed for them and counseled them in wisdom. Even King David had several counselors who feared the Lord, who helped the king, while they made their battle strategies and stuff!!!! So who are we to make important decisions by ourselves??? Nothing wrong with some extra consultation!!! Consultation….Not with people who confuse you a little more, but with wise, discerning people, who truly walk with God!!! 🙂
BE led by the Holy Spirit, DON’T ask the Holy Spirit to follow you, coz that will sure be a downhill journey.
Pray, pray and when you have some extra time, pray some more… !!! You can never pray too much!!! And when it comes to important life-changing decisions such as life-partner, career, children’s education, please add wisdom and rational judgement before making those decisions. This list is exhaustive and I’m NO, ‘know it all’!!! I have learnt several lessons the ‘Hard way’!!! And I just felt like sharing what I have learned, with you guys!!!
Lastly, when you truly trust the Lord, He always guides you and helps you to do the right thing.
And I can assure you that if you are sincere about seeking our dear Lord Jesus, HE WILL NEVER FAIL YOU!!! No matter who you are, and How much you’ve messed up…. His love for you, is unending!!! Just reach out to Him…. and He will never let you go!!!
At Jiana’s dedication last Sunday, at our church!!! It was an Amazing service…!!! Thanks be to God!!!
Blessed week ahead guys!!!!